Current Event 3/31/12
The German position on the highly controversial Palestine issue is yet another mark of an increasingly progressie government. Westerwelle, the Bundestag and Bundesrat, and Merkel have had to cooperate both among each other and with the public to form the German-Palestinian council. Their views may yet prove hazardous in relations with the US or Israel, but as it stands now Germany is a leader in yet another area of international affairs, showing strength and consistency much desired from European nations. The cooperation of the EU in this issue is also a key point, showing common EU goals and interests that transcend the debt crisis and make Europe and Germany key players in the rebuilding of the Middle East.